House-Boat B147 ***
Houseboat 'Marjolein' was originally a cargo boat, built in 1913 in Wou-
brugge on the shipyard of Widow Boot. The boat was originally called 'Rival', but Rob renamed her 'Marjolein' after his longtime friend and niece. After a thorough inspection and maintenance operation on the wharf, he started to prepare the boat for a Bed & Breakfast. There are 2 bedrooms, the boat is suitable for 4 persons. The boat's interior is designed in typical ship-like mahogany walls and authentic Art Deco/Nouveau details, upgraded to the standards of these days. But it retained its typical character, with sometimes narrow corridors, irregular shapes and typical ship-like details.
Spending time on deck is an event in itself, from Spring to Autumn, and even sunny Winter days. Hundreds of small and larger boats pass you by on this junction of several canals in the heart of Amsterdam. Because the nearby bridges are quite narrow and low, there are no big cargo boats to disturb your peace.
The boat is moored on the Amstel River, nearby the Rembrandtsquare, the Hermitage, the Munttower and the flower market, 10 minutes walk to the Damsquare.